Posts Tagged ‘hospice’

Louisiana company buying Deaconess HomeCare

FLOWOOD — LHC Group Inc., a national provider of home health, hospice and comprehensive post-acute health care services based in Lafayette, La., has signed a definitive stock purchase agreement with BioScrip Inc. to purchase two of its operating subsidiaries, doing business as Deaconess HomeCare and Elk Valley Health Services, for $60 million. The transaction will add […] [...]

Judge postpones Medicare fraud trial of hospice owner

by Associated Press Published: October 30,2013

Tags: Angelic Hospice, bench, crime, fraud, healthcare, hospice, judge, justice, l court, law, legal, Medicare, Michael Mills, Regina Swims-King, trial

GREENWOOD — A federal judge has delayed the trial of the owner of a Mississippi hospice charged with running a multimillion dollar Medicare fraud. Regina Swims-King was charged in June in a 37-count criminal indictment related to the actions of Angelic Hospice in Greenwood. Her trial had been scheduled for December. Swims-King’s lawyer had asked […] [...]

Hospice owner wants more time for Medicare fraud defense

by Associated Press Published: October 16,2013

Tags: Angelic Hospice, attorney, court, crime, fraud, hospice, judicial, judiciary, justice, law, lawyer, legal, Medicare, Regina Swims-King

GREENWOOD — An attorney for the owner of a Mississippi hospice charged with running a multimillion dollar Medicare fraud has asked a federal judge to delay the Dec. 2 trial. Regina Swims-King was charged in June in a 37-count criminal indictment related to the actions of Angelic Hospice in Greenwood. Swims-King’s lawyer said in a […] [...]

Campaign to finance hospice construction gets $1.5M gift

HATTIESBURG — A $1.5-million donation from the Asbury Foundation of Hattiesburg will move Forrest General Healthcare Foundation closer to reaching its $5-million campaign to build Hospice House of South Mississippi. Hospice House will provide physical and medical care for people with a limited life expectancy. The Hattiesburg American reports the Asbury Foundation’s contribution puts FGHF […] [...]

Prosecutors: Hospice owner bilked Medicare for millions

GREENWOOD — Newly released court records claim the owner of a Mississippi hospice ran a multimillion Medicare fraud and used some of the money to buy 20 cars since December 2009. The details about Angelic Hospice in Greenwood and its owner’s purchases were outlined in a 27-page document dated Feb. 19 but only made public […] [...]

Hospice granted approval for new S. Miss. facility

by MBJ Staff Published: April 26,2013

Tags: death, end of life, expansion, facility, health, health care, hospice

COLUMBIA — Hospice Compassus of Brentwood, Tenn., has received approval from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for a new office location in Columbia. The expansion will create additional access to comprehensive and compassionate care for the residents of Columbia and surrounding areas, and it will impact economic development in the community through the […] [...]

Hospital unveils plan for new hospice facility; fundraiser underway

by Associated Press Published: March 13,2013

Tags: campaign, capital, death, fundraiser, fundraising, health, health care, hospice, hospital, medical, medicine

HATTIESBURG — Forrest General Hospital plans to open a 12-patient hospice facility for the terminally ill by mid-2015. The Hattiesburg American reports the Hospice House of South Mississippi will be built on five acres of donated land. Officials with the Forrest General Healthcare Foundation announced a capital campaign to raise $5 million to build the […] [...]

New hospice wing to begin admissions next month

by Associated Press Published: January 7,2013

Tags: construction, death, dying, health, health care, hospice, hospital, medical, medicine, new, public health, wing

TUPELO — North Mississippi Medical Center plans to open next month a dedicated inpatient hospice wing. Hospital officials tell the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal the new 10-bed hospice which will serve terminally ill patients who need a higher level of care to remain comfortable. Officials expect the wing to open in the next several weeks […] [...]

Gentiva buys North Mississippi Hospice for undisclosed amount

by MBJ Staff Published: September 12,2012

Tags: acquisition, death, end of life, health, health care, hospice, merger

OXFORD — Gentiva Health Services Inc. reports it has acquired North Mississippi Hospice in Oxford. Terms were not disclosed. Founded in 2006, North Mississippi Hospice has offices in Tupelo, Oxford and Southaven. “This transaction enables us to expand our geographic coverage in Mississippi and is consistent with our strategy of adding high-quality, clinically focused hospice […] [...]

Laird named year’s best

by MBJ Staff Published: January 15,2012

Tags: Forrest General Hospital, hospice, Marilyn Laird, nursing

Forrest General Hospital has selected Marilyn Laird as its Employee of the Year for 2011. Laird joined Forrest General’s staff in 1993 as a home care nurse and began her work as a hospice nurse in 2001. As a Hospice nurse, Laird cares for patients and their families during very difficult times, and is described […] [...]

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